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Flying to a Winter Getaway? Pack Right, Pack Light

The Smith family paid $250 round trip to check their bags for a flight. The Browns, by contrast, made their entire trip with carry-ons, while the Millers flew out with carry-ons, back with checked luggage.  How did they do it?

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Beach Baby!

When the lazy days of summer turn into the hectic days of autumn, taking a winter vacation may be the last thing on your mind. However, once the snow flies and your mind turns to sand, sun and fun, it may be too late to book that winter beach holiday you desire. Before you start scouring the Internet looking for the best deals, take a moment to figure out what you and your family are looking for in a vacation.

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Vacation Countdown - The Savvy Parent's Guide to Packing

Your family vacation is just around the corner, but have you started packing? If you’re like me, waiting until the last minute to pack for a long-distance trip never works. Don’t ask me about the time I forgot to pack the pull-ups for my family’s island getaway because I decided to wing it. My time-tested mantras for packing: start early and make a list. Following these suggestions makes it less likely you’ll forget something and helps you avoid costly purchases en route or at your destination.

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Up, Up & Away! 25 Ways to Entertain Young Children While Flying

The advent of the iPad and other tablet devices means that flying with young children just got easier. But what should you do if your tablet is out of juice, your preschooler isn’t in the mood to watch or you want to mix it up and avoid hours of screen time? This list will keep your little one busy during the flight – or at least until your tablet is recharged.

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